Making History

Making History. Saturday April 13th 11am – 1pm

A workshop aimed at those interested in historical writing.
2 hour workshop led by Michael Manson
12 participants max
Cost £20

The workshop will help participants:

  • Consider how they might move their project forward.
    Widen their scope for research.
    Find possible routes to publication.

This workshop is aimed primarily at non-fiction writers but it will also be of use to those writing historical fiction

Suitable for all writers.

Mike Manson is a Bristol based writer and historian.

Mike is the author of six history books on Bristol (as Michael) and three published novels.
He studied sociology at Leicester University. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and a Post Graduate Diploma from Bristol Polytechnic in Local Studies.
Mike was a co-editor of the Bristol Review of Books (2006-13), a co-founder of the Bristol Short Story Prize (2008) and an organiser of the Bristol Festival of Literature (2010-2020).
He currently edits Bristol Civic Society’s magazine Better Bristol.

If you want to know anything more about me have a look at

About The Workshop Venue

The John Sebastian Lightship, currently the home of Cabot Cruising Club, was built in 1885 and was responsible for saving hundreds of seamen in her hard-working life. Built in the same dock as the SS Great Britain, she was never meant to be grand or glamorous and was certainly not unique. Without an engine, she was towed to the areas of greatest need and her crew lived there to keep her light in good working order and make sure no ships floundered on the hazards she marked. A welcome sight for sailors on their way back into port.

There is plenty of history on the Lightship to inspire you. 

Full central heating. 
Tea and biscuits provided. 
There is a fairly steep flight of stairs down to the workshop area. 

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